Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Lights

We used to have this Christmas tree.

But then, it got destroyed.

Don't worry, it wasn't plugged in and nobody
was hurt. We learned to cat-proof cords.

Presumption is based on his everyday doing

With no tree lights since then,
we had dark Christmas every year.

Well, I exaggerated a little bit.
Of course there were some lights.

But this year is different. My family-in-law
got this super cute tree as a present for us.

We put it on the top of entertainment center,
where Goro can't reach.

Then his Dad added lights around this
entertainment center behind shoji screen.

We call it
Goro-proofed Christmas tower :-)

We love how adventurous and curious Goro
is. We just want him and Niko to be safe.

Goro & Niko are bright lights in my life :-)



Have a safe and happy holiday season!


  1. ·.✿✿ミA árvore é fofa mesmo!!! Enfeites encantadores!

    ╭✿╯Bom domingo! Boa semana!
    ╰✿╮Beijinhos do Brasil.° ·.

  2. Hey, yeah, why put this all on Goro? LOL.

    You came up with a very creative and very pretty solution! The lights behind the screen are so pretty, as is the little tree.

    In the past, Derry has been known to try to chew at the tree light cord, but our human covered it in tin foil. That worked, though it looks ugly.

    Happy holidays!

  3. Dearest Tamago,
    Oh how cute that cat-tree is for the Christmas season and you managed to place it really in a safe spot. For that very reason, with our 6 kids,we have NO Christmas tree and seldom burn candles, only for making photos... A household has to adapt when furry kids are living inside as well!
    Lovely photos and great humorous text as usual.

  4. Oh my gosh, this is so funny! You have given me a good laugh, I love the way you write. I like the 2009 picture. Your screen of lights is beautiful, and so is your ceramic tree. We did not put our tree up this year because of the cats. Instead, we have decorated more with snowmen and bells. I wish for all of you a blessed Christmas

  5. Gee! They always blame the cat!
    Nice to meet you two :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  6. Goro-Chan, we think she is being quite harsh with you!!! The lights ad tree are lovely, though!

    The Chans

  7. Cats and Christmas trees... They don't go well together. I love those colored lights behind the screen, by the way. Let's to hoping the cats will ignore them :)

  8. OH ,what a very lovely cats(I never see this kind) christmas three So nice!!!!!

  9. Oh my, so cute ... Goro looks as if nothing had happened ... :-)
    What a lovely present from your family-in-law, such a great cat Christmas tree !
    Happy Holidays !

  10. Goro looks the picture of innocence! I like all the cat ornaments on the tree and the new tree is very cute. We are very lucky are pets leave our tree alone. Im always surprised

    retro rover

  11. I think your kitty decorated tree is the best!

    P.S. Goro, I know you are really innocent!

  12. Goro, even if you did it, you're much too cute to stay mad at!

  13. Goro sure looks innocent to us. We can't imagine he would ever do anything wrong. We love your new ceramic tree and the festive tower of lights.

  14. Faraday: Goro, you just remind them that it's INNOCENT until proven guilty in a court of law! (of course, it doesn't work for ME either.... I can never understand why...)

  15. We love your tree and your solution to, we proof it! ;)

    Goro, don't feel bad. I get accused of climbing the tree and knocking the ornaments off...when it very well could have been the other cats that did it. ~Ernie

  16. Banjo chewed through the wire on our cordless phone. Luckily he wasn't hurt. But we had to buy a new phone and hide the wire behind a stand. Oh those kitties...why do they chew cords? Looks like your boys will be nice and safe with that cute little tree!! Notice I said 'boys' and not just Goro...LOL!!! ;)
    xo Catherine

  17. It never ceases to amaze me how fascinated cats are with trees and dangling ornaments. LOL! :)

  18. Oh, and I absolutely love your tree! :)

  19. Niko, you sure did make your "lights" twinkle! Oh Goro, at least now you can admire the pretty lights and sweet kitty Christmas tree and be safe at the same time and no more dark Christmas! We adore your Christmas tree with all the Angel cats on it! Have a wonderful week, dear friends!

  20. Your liglts and that tree are just right for you two!

  21. I think Goro is innocent!!! MOL!
    Amazing tree!!!

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    a verree merree Christmas.....
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    frum all oh uz in trout towne.....
    we loves ewe ♥♥♥♥♥

  24. Bem Goro, acho que você vai precisar se esforçar muito mais para destruir essas luzes hehehehe

  25. they mention your name because they love you ;)

    adorable tree this year

  26. How unfair to single you out, Goro...we all know it was your DAD destroying the decorations!

  27. Goro, um, after all this time between Admiral and me, and mommy too, we KNOW you. BUT while Niko would never ever do that, oh no, he wouldn't, he may come under suspicion if and only if he can think of a way to get up there where the Family-in-law's beautiful tree gift is resting.

  28. What a pretty cat themed tree! I think Goro needs to hire a lawyer to defend himself. MOL!

  29. What a beautiful way to have a lovely Christmas with light AND be safe. Goro-chan, all we can say is that you are innocent until proven guilty! :)

  30. Wow, Tamago-san; What a Gorgeous Christmas Tree and really thoughtful of your family♡♡♡ I LOVE the lights around the entertainment center behind shoji screen very much as well, your husband is sweet adding delight for the Japanese item(*^_^*) Haha, Goro-chan; I understand how you feel, but I know you're just active bright lights for your Mom :-)
    I wish you two and your boys Happy Holiday Season, too♪♪♪

    来年の未年は私の干支で(はい、還暦 p:-)、いつの間に時がたったかと思う今日この頃です。 Tamago-san に良い年末と新年がまっていますように☆☆☆

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear Japanese friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

  31. What a pretty tree and lovely lights too! We thinks you might be able to jump that high Goro, if you really try.
    Though that might get you into trouble so we thinks you should admire it from afar.

    Sasha. Sami, & Saku

  32. hahahahaha this is so funny and also so sad. Daughter loves Christmas Trees but can't have one because of the cat. I Love the Lights behind the screen. So he doesn't scratch the screen ? I gave daughter a screen with paper and her cat destroyed it.
    I have come up with several ideas for next year and this really such a good idea,

    cheers, parsnip

  33. Don't let them all blame you Goro. Who knows who chewed the cord??? Besides the new tree is just gorgeous with all those great cat ornaments. You all have a very Merry Christmas.

  34. We laughed out loud at that Dark Christmas photo. Goro, there is no need to feel bad - Sophie is our cord chewer. Mom's laptop charger cord has electrical tape all over it to patch up all of the holes Sophie has put in it.
    Love that "cat" proof Christmas tower!! The little tree is adorable. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas season!!!

  35. Your decorations look so very pretty. It was good that Goro chewed the cord (if it was him and not Dad) causing you to get creative!

  36. Twinkle, twinkle, little Goro!

  37. Tamago, you're great! I just love the way you wrote. Thanks for the smile! Great post! Merry Christmas! Mei

  38. Oh on your lights are gone. Cute little trouble makers.

  39. You both happy Chistmas tree but this year different We put on the top of entertainment center where Goro can't reach.
    All familey have a wonderful Chrismas time!
    Will be nice to send me your letter in my space area from Tamago san!

  40. oh, that made me laugh. loved the 'lights out' scene. :) stay safe, kitties (and humans!)

  41. ⋯ ✰ ⋯
    ⋰ ⋮ ⋱

    O Natal está chegando... o amor, chamado Jesus, nos pede permissão para entregar toda a paz e felicidade que nos são destinadas.


  42. I came to see those darlings again and wish all four of you a happy Christmas. Sending loves and purrs.

  43. MOL.. Goro, your name is special, that's why ;)

    For Tis Season,
    May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill, And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.



    ❤ ❤ ❤


  44. Merry Christmas, Tamago! Thanks for all your comments and support. Glad to be your friend! :-)

  45. Hi again here, Dear Tamago-san;
    I came back to wish you two and boys Merry Christmas and had a wonderful Eve together☆☆☆
    We just had cake with us two (*^_^*)
    Hoping you can have a chance to come back to Japan to visit your family during the holiday season.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear Japanese friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

  46. Goro! Niko! Clooney Claus is here with all the goods! Merry Catmas, now pass me a nip cookie, will ya?! Happy Holidays, sweet friends!

  47. Merry Christmas precious little ones, both to you and your family. xxoo


  48. FELIZ ANO NOVO ♫♬° ·.
    HAPPY 2015!!!
    ིه° ·.